Boston College vs. Northwestern (9/15/12) - AP Photos
CLANCY'S CAREER HIGHS Points scored: 6, Massachusetts, Sep 24, 2011 Touchdowns: 1, Massachusetts, Sep 24, 2011 Interceptions: 1, Kent State, Sep 12, 2009 Tackles: 24, at Northwestern, Sep 15, 2012 (14-10) Tackles for loss: 2.5, Virginia Tech, Nov 17, 2012 (2-0) Fumbles forced: 1, at NC State, Nov 24, 2012 Fumbles recovered: 1, Massachusetts, Sep 24, 2011 Pass breakups: 3, Maryland, Oct 27, 2012; Maine, Sep 08, 2012 Blocked kicks: 1, at NC State, Nov 24, 2012
2012 (SENIOR):Started all 12 games at middle linebacker ... led the Atlantic Coast Conference and ranked fourth nationally with 145 tackles; averaged a conference-best 12.08 tackles per game ... registered 81 unassisted tackles and 64 assisted tackles ... earned All-ACC first-team honors ... registered at least 10 tackles in eight games ... participated in 1,004 defensive plays; one of three players to see action in more than 1,000 plays, joining linebacker Steele Divitto (1,052) and defensive back Manuel Asprilla (1,008) ... registered a team-high 10 pass breakups ... tallied four tackles for a loss of five yards ... recorded one forced fumble and one blocked kick ... earned ACC Linebacker of the Week honors after he registered a career-high 24 tackles - 14 solo and 10 assisted tackles - in BC's 22-13 loss at Northwestern, marking the second-most tackles in one game in school history and the highest single-game tackle total since Frank Chamberlain matched the school record with a 25-tackle performance against Syracuse in 1999 ... led team's defense with a game-high 20 tackles (17 solo and three assisted), including 2.5 tackles for loss and two pass breakups, in the Eagles' 30-23 overtime loss against Virginia Tech in his final game at Alumni Stadium, marking the only two times that season an ACC defender recorded at least 20 tackles - both accomplishments he set; earned ACC Linebacker of the Week honors.
2011 (JUNIOR): Played in nine games; missed final three games of season - NC State (Nov. 12), at Notre Dame (Nov. 19) and at Miami (Nov. 25) ... listed first on depth chart at strong side linebacker against Duke (Sept. 17); second SLB on depth chart in eight games ... competed in 307 plays on defense and special teams; averaged 34 plays per game ... totaled 19 tackles on the year; two for a loss of three yards ... broke up two passes ... recovered one fumble and returned it 16 yards against Massachusetts (Sept. 24); also registered two tackles and two passes defended against the Minutemen ... produced a season-high four tackles at Central Florida (Sept. 10) ... two of three tackles against Northwestern (Sept. 3) resulted in a loss of three yards.
2010 (SOPHOMORE): Played in 11 games ... recorded a solo tackle versus Nevada in the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl (Jan. 9) ... tallied two solo tackles at Duke (Nov. 13) ... registered an assisted tackle against Maryland (Oct. 23) ... assisted on a tackle at Florida State (Oct. 16) ... recorded one solo tackle at NC State (Oct. 9).
2009 (FRESHMAN): Played in 10 games ... registered 17 tackles - 15 solo - including 1.5 tackles for a loss ... ...recorded a career-high seven tackles - all unassisted - against Wake Forest (Sept. 26) ... registered three tackles, a tackle for loss and first career interception against Kent State (Sept. 12) ... produced three solo tackles in the season opener against Northeastern (Sept. 5) ... recipient of the Arthur M. Goldberg Memorial Scholarship.
HIGH SCHOOL: Earned Class 6A All-State honors from the Illinois High School Football Coaches Association as a senior linebacker at Joliet Catholic ... was a two-time All-East Suburban Catholic Conference selection ... gained ESCC Defensive Player of the Year honors in 2007 ... made 121 tackles, including 91 solo stops, in his senior season; also registered two interceptions, three forced fumbles and 11 pass break-ups ... made two fumble recoveries, including one in the end zone for a touchdown ... rushed 14 times for 157 yards and four touchdowns ... led the Hillmen to a 13-1 record and the 2007 Class 6A state title ... played for head coach Dan Sharp ... also played baseball at Joliet Catholic.
PERSONAL: Nicholas Philip Clancy, born November 3, 1989 ... earned a bachelor's degree in communications in May 2012 ... Nick is the youngest of Roseanne and Michael Clancy, Sr.'s five children; has two brothers and two sisters ... his brother Chris played football at Ball State.